William L. Lederer
“For the nearly 50 years since I first became involved with AHRF in the early 1970’s, the Foundation has been deeply involved in the pursuit to discover better ways to help people with hearing loss and other disorders of the inner ear. From establishing research laboratories—to providing tissue and bone for pioneering surgeries—to funding influential, early-stage research—AHRF has doggedly kept to its mission to help people with these life-altering disorders through scientific discovery.”
– William L. Lederer
William L. Lederer joined the AHRF Board of Directors in 2008 after spending more than 40 years as the Foundation’s Executive Director. He brings with him a time-tested commitment to AHRF’s mission and decades of experience in fundraising. During his tenure as AHRF Executive Director, Lederer helped raise millions in donations, and the Foundation provided well over 100 research grants. Lederer also has helped to raise funds for Big Shoulders, Ada S. McKinley, and other Chicago non-profit organizations. Now in retirement, Lederer devotes much of his time to writing poetry and plays and participates in a prison ministry program.